PRAKASH MAHARAJ, B. TECH (EEE)
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LEADERSHIP IMPACT VALUE PROPOSITION
Effective Project Management
Strategic Planning & Execution
Confidence Building Measures
Complex Problem Solving
Delivered complex projects and solutions, while working in Defence.
Discovered capability gaps and systemic pitfalls, zeroing in on core issues and initiating creative and sustainable solutions to fill gaps in supply chain, assets, record-keeping and operations.
Reduced inefficiencies, risks, and costs, driving forward critical compliance or improvement initiatives which reduced downtime, cut costs, improved response times, and
Repeatedly pursued digitalization initiatives, ensuring inventory control, supply chain logistics and budget control carried.
Liaised with vendors, Govt agencies and third-party suppliers for strategic and operational acquisitions in alignment with business requirements.
20+ years’ experience in field of HR, Supply Chain, Contracts, Projects and Financial Planning Worked on infrastructure projects in the Indian Navy Student (Aug 1994 – Apr 99)
Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, University of Kerala, India with first class division
Undertook comprehensive analysis and presented a technical paper on a micro controller-based Traffic Management System of State’s Capital, Thiruvananthapuram
(Kerala, India), as part of 7th Semester Project during Engineering. Was awarded as best all-rounder in Inter College Cricket Championship. STINT IN INDIAN NAVY
Leadership & Operations
Electrical Officer of Indian Naval Warship INS Jalashwa, erstwhile USS Trenton, an amphibious transport dock vessel.
Restructured process, covering project schedule and co-ordinated resource deployment approach, material planning & tracking, evolved execution strategy and structured review to ensure timely completion of refit of ship to meet operational commitment.
Conceived and formulated perspective plans viz. Master Land Utilisation Plan
(MLUP) and Dockyard Modernisation Perspective Plan (DMPP) for Navy’s Premier Yard to cater to Navy’s futuristic induction plan. Supervised execution of Infrastructure augmentation projects worth 550 million USD under aegis of Annual Technical Works Programme (ATWP) and Annual Major Works Programme (AMWP) in Navy’s Premier Refit Yard Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Instrumental in financial planning and supply chain management to the tune of 40 million USD towards logistics and supply chain management to meet Navy’s operational commitment.
Negotiated contracts worth 25 million USD with Vice Presidents / Senior Executives
/ India Head of International firms’ viz. M/s Northrop Grumman, M/s Raytheon, M/s Consilium.
Augmented operational and training arsenal, and ensured acquaintance of important policy & technical issues.
Facilitated availability of state of art equipment and simulators to ensure best of the training imparted to nearly 150 Officers and 650 Sailors. Instrumental in preparing a comprehensive subject curriculum for future Officers at Indian Naval Academy.
Adventure / Community Living
Led a team of 06 Officers and 80 Sailors on a 50 nautical mile “Godavari” River- Sea expedition under most trying conditions.
Conducted Coastal cleanship day, Yoga day and Cycling expedition. Awards
Awarded with “The Chief of the Naval Staff” Commendation for executing a unique project in Indian Navy for the first time in its history, having far reaching implications on its operations and maintenance.
The Navy offered me a gamut of roles in leadership, project and human resource management. These plethora of experiences have certainly held me in good esteem and helped me to deliver beyond mandate. Spanning from my core skills of an Electrical engineer to handling leadership & management, to financial planning & supply chain management, to infrastructure augmentation, to event management etc, this profession has put me in good stead throughout my career spanning 20 years. Having served in Indian Navy for past 20 years and therefore having lived in an environment of military discipline, I fervently believe that self-discipline is the cornerstone in every walk of life. As a leader who has commanded men, I feel that the best way to win the hearts and minds of your men is to lead by an example – after all example is always better than percept.
During my tenure in the Navy, the tasks I was entrusted with required coordinated team work and man management. The requirements of the job often necessitated that I work hand in glove with my team members/comrades and synergise the efforts of all concerned, to achieve the desired result. From administrative to operational tasks, routine matters in harbour to critical deployments at sea, every enterprise entailed a cohesive effort to attain the final objective. I took up challenging roles in different capacities at various stages during my service career. While success in various appointments hinged largely on my steadfast involvement and individual acumen, the ultimate litmus test was the camaraderie and esprit de corps displayed by my team members, which I gainfully utilised.
I look forward to leveraging on this past experience at Indian Navy and to my mind, exposure in the field of HR, Project Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management etc would go a long way in ensuring fulfill my dream. A career demanding managerial skills coupled with analytical mind set in the field of projects / human resource / supply chain / consulting / analytics would be an ideal platform to apply certain attributes that the Navy bestowed in me.